Monday, 1 August 2011

It's Salerno so it must be Thursday!




From the picturesque port of Salerno where in WW2 the Allied forces disembarked to start battling their way up through the mountainous hinterland.We on the other hand were on a coach heading for Pompeii and 79AD. We will see Mt Vesuvius and a once thriving empire left in ashes following a volcanic eruption. The 3 photos in the post show Mt Vesuvius , a beautiful fresco in one of the houses and a selection of artifacts found on the sight.It is intersting to note that the fresco artist knew how to show perspective as early as 79AD!

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